YOU ARE INVITED
(AWARD CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 1:00.)
PLEASE JOIN YOUR FELLOW AOMC MEMBERS IN CELEBRATING ALL THAT YOU CONTRIBUTE TO OUR ORGANIZATION. WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
WE WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZING SOME VERY SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS WHO ENABLED US TO MAKE POSSIBLE THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS,
AND WHO QUIETLY OFFERED THEIR TIME WORKING “BEHIND THE SCENES.”
THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
Thank you Kim Kanter and Valerie Sparling of Dupuis WMA for a super Swamp Buggy Trip at Dupuis and the informative and enjoyable presentation on the Red-cockaded Woodpecker at our Program meeting on March 13th. We will try to set up a trip next fall or winter to see the RCW's.
LAKESIDE STORMWATER TREATMENT AREAS TOURS
MARCH 29 PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY - ALL WELCOME
APRIL 19 BIRD ID TOUR
MAY 17 BIRD ID TOUR
Butterflies, Birds,Wildflowers and Alligators at our very own 250 acre preserve in Palm City - this preserve is NOT open to the public. This is your only chance to see this special place in Martin County. April 5th- reserve with Bill Grow at 772-600-8752
MY FAVOURITE BIRD ESSAY AND ART CONTEST AWARDS AND POTLUCK LUNCH everyone is welcome!
Saturday, April 12th 11 - 1 Possum Long Nature Preserve- bring a dish - enjoy the Awards ceremony!
see the Events page for details on all these events
This is such a special place, a gem in the Indian River Lagoon, and it’s right in our local waters.
Bird Island, also known as Spoil Island MC-2, is a 1.6 acre island located East of Sewells Point. The former spoil island now serves as one of Florida's top 10 nesting sites for brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, wood storks, blue herons, many ibis and other federally and state listed endangered wading bird species.
photo by Chris Tippins
photo by Chris Tippins
Sixty species were seen on a recent trip at Lakeside, more Roseate Spoonbills seem to be arriving every day. We now have a flock of White Pelicans and a flock of Sandhill Cranes. There is a pair of nesting Great Blue herons visible for the West berm. A Snail Kite was seenon the property, as well as several other raptors. We are fortunate on this STA to have treed areas on the property. You can park and walk in these areas to see songbirds. Tree Swallows have taken up residence - over 2000 estimated. The Bald Eagles have one chick which is easily seen from the berms. Still no repeat siting of the Burrowing Owls.Other wildlife include Alligators, Hogs and Gopher Tortoise. This property is becoming the best birding site in Martin County. Don't miss it, sign up for one of our tours. Excellent opportunity to photograph not only the birds but the Florida wetland habitat. After only two years of restoration from ranchland to wetland, the habitat is rich with wetland plants and fish.
Audubon of Martin County (AoMC) is fortunate to be working with South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in a cooperative agreement to conduct tours at Lakeside STA in a five year project.